Prolific local music maker Jackson Darby (Persons and NPNP) is taking his work to the next level by launching his own record label Personal Records. Based in Hamilton, the label focuses on experimental, electronic and pop releases both digitally and on vinyl.
Personal Records officially debuts its first release today and The Inlet is thrilled to share it! Personal Moments Vol. 1 (stream it below) is the first in a series of compilations which Jacksons says “acts as a time stamp of players in Hamilton’s underground music scene in the vein of experimental and electronic music.”
“From Patricia Christina Flowers’ trash-techno to the documented performance art of Orangey to Eschaton’s free-jazz spasms and Please’s challenging vocal experiments, this comp covers work by Hamilton natives as well as artists fresh on the scene.”
Every compilation also benefits a different cause. Proceeds from downloads of Personal Moments Vol. 1 will be donated to SACHA (a centre for survivors of sexual assault in Hamilton).
The compilation comes to life tonight at a special house party release show at Cheever House (see the event page for details). The show will feature short, back-to-back performances by most of the artists featured on the compilation.
Personal Records is just getting rolling! Don’t miss upcoming events featuring some of their artists.
May 18 at HAVN (26 Barton St E):
Telepathic Lover w/ Bile Sister and NPNP
Also a comic book launch for JG (who designed the Personal Records logo)
May 25 at HAVN:
Guy Madonna album release with Eyeballs
This 7-inch will be the first physical release from Personal Records